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Scuola Nuova della Misericordia.


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San Francesco della Vigna.


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Fabbriche Nuove in Rialto.


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Jacopo Sansovino

Iacopo Tatti, known as Sansovino (Florence 1486 - Venice 1570), was one of the most important architects and sculptors in the 1500s.

Having studied with Cantucci, he trained in Rome in 1506 - 1511. On his return to Florence, he produced many works of sculpture, though it was only during his second period in Rome (1516-1527) that Sansovino really developed his own architectural style.

He moved to Venice in 1527, marking the start of his most prolific period. His first buildings in Venice were the "Scuola Nuova della Misericordia" (1532), "Palazzo Corner" (1533) and S. Francesco della Vigna (1534), the first instances of Roman Classicism in Venice.
Sansovino’s masterpiece, however, is the restructuring of St. Mark’s Square, in the style of an ancient Roman “forum”: work started in 1537 and included the completion of the Procuratie Vecchie, the building of St. Mark’s Library, the Zecca and the "Loggetta del Campanile".
His later works include the Scala d’Oro in the Doge’s Palace (1544), the Fabbriche nuove  (c. 1555), the "Ospedale degli Incurabili" (1560) and, on the Venetian mainland, "Villa Garzoni" in Pontecasale (1540-45).


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